Mike Polizze, leader of the Philadelphia psych-noise outfit Purling Hiss, can make even a two-dollar thrift store guitar sound like a molten slab of rock. In just a couple of years, Purling Hiss has gone from Polizze’s solo project to a full-fledged trio that’s toured with the like-minded Dinosaur Jr. and Kurt Vile (and not-quite-so-like-minded but also-from-Philly Dr. Dog). Polizze and crew just put the wraps on a new album due out on Drag City in April. We caught up with him in an exclusive video chat to talk about his modest guitar arsenal.
Purling Hiss plays Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday along with Woods and Widowspeak (8:30pm/$12-$14)